University Teaching Award 2020: Theoretical Practice or Practical Theory?

Prize: Awards of the University of Luebeck

General Description

Block internship in social and evidence-based medicine: experiences from the forced switch to online teaching - competently countering fake science and conspiracy theories.

Dr. med. Maria Raili Noftz, MPH and research associate at the Institute of Social Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of Luebeck, receives the University Teaching Award 2020. Endowed with 3,000 Euros, the award honors the block practical course "Social and evidence-based medicine", which Dr. Noftz held in the 3rd and 4th clinical semesters of medical studies and also for a group of nursing students. In the summer semester 2020, the internship was conducted online with the support of Louisa Labohm and her team.

The University of Lübeck Teaching Award was forst presented in 2016. It is interdisciplinary in nature and it is awarded university-wide with annually changing topics.The award is intended to highlight the special importance of university teaching for the training of young academics, among other things, and to create a career-effective incentive to get involved in university teaching and promote it beyond one's own area of activity. At the same time, the quality of teaching by all lecturers is to be established as a central quality criterion and profiled as a strategic goal of the university's quality management.
The Teaching Award has a special theme each year. In 2020, it was "Theoretical practice or practical theory?". The previous annual motti were "Research-Based Learning" (2019), "Digital Teaching" (2018), "Communication & Comprehension" (2017) and "Our University: A Place of Diversity" (2016).
Degree of recognitionRegional
Granting OrganisationsUniversity of Luebeck

Awarded at event

Event titleUniversity Awards 2020 & 2021
LocationRathaus Lübeck, Lübeck, GermanyShow on map

Research Area or Academic Center

  • Research Area: Center for Population Medicine and Public Health (ZBV)